7th April 2017

Dunnocks, as shown a few days ago, have been nest-building in our box hedge and so far they have laid three of their beautiful turquoise eggs. There will be more laid, sometimes by more than one female and often fertilised by more than one male. In common with other birds, they won’t incubate the eggs until more are laid. Three and sometimes four Dunnock are also displaying together, bonding for breeding. As with many birds, they flutter their wings and tails, at a speedy rate of knots, in this display, and the males sing an attractive melody, worth listening to on the RSPB site as it is easy to identify. Conditions: Cloudy becoming sunny, warming up for the weekend. Temperature: Max 13- Min 7C.

Dunnock displaying

Dunnock displaying for mating

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